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And Natalie Portman’s Son’s Name Is…


And Natalie Portman’s Son’s Name Is…



No, no, I did not sneeze or get something stuck in my throat; that is indeed the name of Natalie’s three-week-old son with fiancé Benjamin Millepied:  Aleph.  Pronounced ah-lef, Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, much like alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet.   It also means “leader” or “one who got stuck with a Hebrew letter for a name.”

Somewhere in Los Angeles, Bear Blu is breathing a sigh of relief:  Phew!  Somebody to take the heat off ME for a while.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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